• 1 slice of bread, soaked in milk (optional)*
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • ½ lbs. ground beef
  • ½ lbs. ground pork
  • ½ cup of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • 1.


    Place the milk in a large bowl and add the slice of bread. After the bread has absorbed the milk – add the remaining ingredients to the bowl. Use your hands to combine. Refrigerate mixture for at least 30 minutes.

  • 2.


    In a sauté pan, add equal parts of olive oil and butter. Form small meatballs and add them to the sauté pan. Heat until meatballs reach a light brown color. Flip them over to cook on the other side.


On a recent trip to Denmark, I fell in love with a Danish meatball called Frikadeller. This recipe comes from a very nice Danish man (who would like to stay anonymous). It was his mother’s family recipe for Frikadeller. I made the addition of soaking a slice of bread in the milk. If you opt not to use the bread, you still need to use the milk.

Preparation 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Serving 4 people